This is a pairing of two collectable young artists from the Capitol label, offering 20 tracks from Donna Lynn’s 1963-65 period, and eight more from Clark, recorded between 1961-64. Girlie aficionados will know that this time period saw plenty of changes in both girl group styles and studio recording quality. As such, Lynn’s later cuts are the most satisfying listens.
Donna Lynn was a groomed teeny pop princess who recorded an album that included several acceptable covers of songs such as Navy Blue, Roll Over Beethoven and Our Day Will Come, alongside two cash-in Beatles-related tracks and a couple of attractive originals in The Things I Feel and That Winter Weekend. Much better, however, are three of her later singles, including the sparkling I’d Rather Be With The Girls, which was written by Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham, and arranged by Charlie Callelo. Meanwhile, the Robin Clark tracks find a pre-teen in second division Brenda Lee territory, and are more for completist collectors.
Donna Lynn - Java Jones
Donna Lynn - Roll Over Beethoven
Donna Lynn - The Things That I Feel
Donna Lynn - I Only Want to Be With You
Donna Lynn - Navy Blue
Donna Lynn - I Had a Dream I Was a Beatle
Donna Lynn - My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut
Donna Lynn - My Bonnie
Donna Lynn - Our Day Will Come
Donna Lynn - Ronnie
Donna Lynn - That Winter Weekend
Donna Lynn - That's Me - I'm the Brother
Donna Lynn - There Goes the Boy I Love With Mary
Donna Lynn - Silly Girl
Donna Lynn - I'd Much Rather Be With the Girls
Donna Lynn - I'm Sorry, More Than You Know
Donna Lynn - When Your Heart Rings, Answer
Donna Lynn - True Blue
Donna Lynn - Donna Loves Jerry
Donna Lynn - Oh I'm in Love (With George Maharis)
Robin Clark - Daddy, Daddy
Robin Clark - Love Has Come my Way
Robin Clark - For Your Sake
Robin Clark - Billy
Robin Clark - It's Love
Robin Clark - The Butterfly Tree
Robin Clark - Tellin' Myself
Robin Clark - I Gotta Be Sure
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